The first raga in the series was Reethigowla. In this post I will be talking about Thilang, yet another sweet ragam.

Thilang is a mild carnatic / hindustani ragam, is a derivative of Harikamboji (parent raga), and is effective when sung during the evenings.

Aarohanam: S G3 M1 P N3 S

Avarohanam: S N2 P M1 G3 S

Since there are 2 different N’s used, this raga is also said to be derived from Naganandhini, instead. There are not many heavy classical songs in this raga and it tends more towards the devotional side.

Classical songs in Thilang include:

  • Sree Ganesha Charanam – Papanasam Sivan
  • Shanthi Nilava Vendum – Suddhanandha Bharathi
  • Bhaja Bhaja Manasa – Haridas
  • Rama Rama Rama Sita – Purandara Dasar

Find below a recording of the song Shanthi Nilava Vendum along with a few phrases in the raga.

In the cine side, one of the recent movies Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal has a song that has touches of Thilang.

Other movie songs composed in this ragam are the Indru Poi Nalai Vaa from Sampoorna RamayanamTheertha Karainile from the movie Varumayin Niram SivappuInnum Ennai Enna Seyya from Singaravelan

Overall, a pleasing and calm ragam, Thilang may never be the popular one, but none who knows can hate it.

  • Until next,

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